5 Techniques to Fight the Winter Blues Away
The year has truly come and gone in the blink of an eye. How is it already December? While this month is generally deemed the merriest time of the year, it can also be a difficult time for those who are separated from family, have lost a loved one, or are fighting internal battles that are further elevated by the cold and dreary days of winter.
The pressure of the holiday season, as well as the new year ahead, can cause some anxiety and stress. Therefore, it’s a good idea to prepare ourselves for the darker days of the season by taking steps to keep us smiling into 2022. Below, we’re sharing five simple techniques to fight the winter blues away.
Get Grounded Every Morning
Mornings can often feel rushed, as we’re always hustling to get prepped for the busy day ahead. However, using the morning as a time for grounding, relaxing, and setting intentions can make a huge difference when it comes to staying cool and collected during the week. Start by setting your alarm an extra 20 minutes early (trust us, you can do it). Then, set your intentions and goals for the day (write them down!) while you enjoy a warm cup of Whipped Drinks whipped coffee. We know it’s hard, but don’t check your phone until after you finish your morning coffee. This is an excellent way to get your mind right for the rest of the day.
We know this one seems pretty obvious, but it actually works! When you’re feeling overwhelmed, stop what you’re doing and simply focus on your breath. There are plenty of guided meditation apps, mindfulness podcasts, and a plethora of online blogs and videos that can teach you breathing techniques and best practices. This is a simple yet impactful way to clear your mind and uplift your mood. Do breathing techniques daily to stay on track for the remainder of the year.
Call a Loved One
When you’re feeling extra blue, turn to someone you love for support. They’ll be happy to hear from you, and there’s nothing like laughing with an old friend or family member to cure any negative thoughts and feelings. If you’re feeling lonely, you can also turn to the plethora of communities online – there are niche forums, Facebook groups, and Instagram accounts dedicated to making their members feel included, loved, and supported!
Remember, The Feeling Will Pass
The thing about emotions is that they are ever-evolving. In moments of weakness, sadness, or anxiety, try to remind yourself it will soon fade. Brighter spring days are coming! We know it’s easier said than done in the moment, but with time, learning to recognize when your thoughts are spiraling for the worse will go a long way in helping to soothe the stress.
With the cold temperatures raging outside in the wintertime, it’s not always easy to get outside for a jog or hike. However, getting active even in small ways can be extremely helpful when it comes to curing your winter blues. Find a space in your home to stretch, do jumping jacks and squats, or find a free workout video on YouTube that you can do from the comfort of your living room. The exercise endorphins will give you an instant boost of happiness!
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